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Higher Education Student Placements

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity for your placement year?

Higher Education Placements - Applications are Open!

Each Summer we are joined by over 20 Higher Education Student Placements for their year in industry and we are delighted to announce we are looking for applications for Summer 2019.

Being a HE Student Placement with the FSC is wide-reaching. For the right individual a year with us can offer an array of opportunities and rich experiences. The individual tasks and focus may vary depending on which location you are based at. Marine Biology your thing? Have a think about FSC Millport or FSC Dale Fort. Love mountains? Then FSC Rhyd-y-creuau or FSC Blencathra could be just up your street.   Alternatively, perhaps being in an urban setting with easy transport links into London appeals to you more, then Juniper Hall or Epping Forest maybe ideal.  Whatever the FSC location all HE Student Placements have the chance to work with education groups – some centres work with very young children, some centres have mainly secondary school groups, and others have university and adult courses. There really is something to suit everyone.

What’s it all about?

To be a Higher Education (HE) Student Placement with FSC you must be undertaking a UK-based higher education course where a 1-year work placement is a requirement. We are looking for candidates studying towards a degree in Geography, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Education or a closely allied discipline. The role is to primarily support our teaching staff in the delivery of field courses along with a range of other residential and domestic duties. We need people who want to work with people, who are enthusiastic about the environment and keen to see that people are taught to understand and respect it better.

We Have one placement left at FSC Juniper Hall - To apply please click here - Higher Education Placement Vacancy Pack

What do you gain?

Developing and investing in our staff is a key priority for FSC and during the placment year, there are numerous opportunities for personal develpoment. As a Higher Education Student Placement,

training offered at FSC is transferrable to a multitude of future jobs, for instance:

  • Becoming First Aid trained with an external qualification
  • Essential (compliance training) which includes Risk Assessments; Water Safety, Child Protection, Manual Handling, Fire Safety and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as a minimum
  • Additional development could include training that is specific to a location for instance hill and moorland Leader

At the outset of your year with FSC, you will agree what targets you are expected to achieve, remembering to consider what you need to complete for your degree whilst ensuring your skills and interests are fully utilised in conjunction with the Higher Education Student Placement expectations and the needs of the location you are placed.

The key is that you only get out what you put in so make sure you grab every opportunity open to you during your year!

Terms & Conditions

The placement is for a maximum of 12 months for students who are undertaking a UK-based Higher Education course where a 1-year placement is a requirement.

Accommodation is provided.

Hours of work: notional 40 hours per week

Placement allowance: currently £89.00 per week

Location of post: Higher Education Student Placements are placed according to business needs at one of FSC’s Learning Locations participating in the HE Student Placement programme.  Whilst candidates can request as part of their application their preferred FSC location this would not normally be confirmed until the appointment stage.

Placement opportunities will be available in the following locations -

FSC Juniper Hall – Dorking, Surrey

Additional Employee Benefits: these include an Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance* and Health Cash Plan with Westfield Health* (*exclusions apply). 

Start Date:  August 2019

If you have any questions please contact Recruitment on 01743 852138

or email [email protected]